Ashiatsu is a barefoot massage technique, ashi meaning foot and atsu meaning pressure, where the therapist applies deep strokes using their feet rather than their hands. Ashiatsu is an ancient form of bodywork, dating back centuries in India, Asia, and Africa, that is only now growing popularity in the western world. Because of its intensity, Ashiatsu has been shown to eliminate or relieve hip and back pain by elongating the spine, stretching shortened muscles, and removing pressure from the nerve. Ashiatsu is a safe form of bodywork that will leave you feeling refreshed and pain free.
Sports massage is designed to enhance athletic performance and recovery. There are three contexts in which sports massage can be useful to an athlete: pre-event, post-event, and injury treatment. Pre-event massage is delivered at the performance site, usually with the athlete fully clothed. Fast-paced and stimulating, it helps to increase blood flow and warm up muscles. Post-event massage is also delivered on site, through the clothes. The intent is to calm the nervous system and begin the process of flushing toxins and waste products out of the body. Post-event massage can reduce recovery time, enabling an athlete to resume training much sooner than rest alone would allow. When an athlete sustains an injury, skillful massage therapy can often speed and improve the quality of healing.
Based on the work of Dr. Ida P. Rolf, structural integration is based on the idea that the entire structural order of the body needs to be realigned and balanced with the gravitational forces around a central vertical line representing gravity’s influence. Therapeutic intervention is directed toward the myofascial system–the ligaments, muscles, tendons, and surrounding connective tissues. A practitioner of structural integration has a ten-session cycle of work in which different angles and degrees of physical pressure are used to stretch and guide fascia to a place of easier movement. The process is not intended to cure symptoms; its goal is to create a more resilient, higher-energy system, free of inhibitions due to past trauma.
Trigger point is a noninvasive therapeutic modality for the relief and control of myofascial pain and dysfunction. The goal of treatment is the client’s recovery from, or a significant reduction in, myofascial pain. The goal is achieved through a systemized approach. Treatment consists of trigger point compression, myomassage, passive stretching, and corrective exercises. Success may be measured subjectively by the level of pain reduction experienced by the client and objectively through increased range of motion, strength, endurance, and other measures of improved function. Trigger point myotherapy relies heavily on client-therapist interaction, including verbal and nonverbal elements. The myotherapist encourages the client to be personally responsible for their improvement, with attention to such factors as nutritional intake, stress, proper exercises, mechanical abnormalities, and other physical components.
Like Ashiatsu Massage, the therapist uses their feet to apply pressure to the body, resulting in a deep tissue massage. Unlike Ashiatsu, with Fijian, the body is compressed, stretched and pulled, and rocked. The recipient remains clothed, so wear loose, comfortable clothing to receive the full benefit of this technique. Fijian Barefoot Massage reduces chronic back pain by gently stretching the muscles around the spine to ease tightness and pain.
A customized facial incorporating botanical skin treatments to thoroughly cleanse, exfoliate, and renew. Gentle extractions, nourishing masks, and our face, neck, arm, and shoulder massage encourage radiant and balanced skin to all skin types and conditions.A customized facial incorporating botanical skin treatments to thoroughly cleanse, exfoliate, and renew. Gentle extractions, nourishing masks, and our face, neck, arm, and shoulder massage encourage radiant and balanced skin to all skin types and conditions.
A simple procedure that exfoliates the epidermis and removes the vellus hair from the face and neck area. Dermaplaning is often used when clients have mild scarring, fine lines and wrinkles. Combined with our signature facial your skin may feel refined, smooth, and glow with radiance.
This service is a resurfacing treatment, using out Sorella Chemical Peel to reduce the appearance of acne, scarring, fine lines, and sun damage to repair and even skin tone. *Not suitable for sensitive skin.
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Vinyasa is a type of yoga that links movement and breath to attain balance in the mind and body. From the Sanskrit “to place in a special way,” vinyasa aligns a deliberate sequence of poses with the breath to achieve a continuous flow. Inhalation is usually connected to upward, open movements, while exhalation is often tied to downward movements or twists.
Vinyasa is often thought of as just one of many yoga types. Some people, however, see it as more essential to one’s practice. Without it, they feel the practitioner is merely doing stretches without great health benefits.
Regardless of your perspective, the term, vinyasa, has come to encompass a range of general and specific definitions. As a category of yoga, vinyasa includes, but is not limited to, Power yoga, Baptiste yoga, Ashtanga, Jivamukti, and Prana Flow. Because vinyasa practice puts a strong focus on sun salutations, most vinyasa classes will focus heavily on this sequence. In fact, “Take a vinyasa” or “Go through your vinyasa” has become shorthand for completing a sequence of poses leading from the Sun Salutation, and including plank, chaturanga dandasana, upward-facing dog, and downward-facing dog.
The continuous movement of vinyasa reflects the impermanence of all forms and the necessity of accepting change to achieve balance and completeness.
Thai massage is a traditional healing practice that incorporates the use of the therapist’s hands, feet, knees, and legs to guide the practitioner into stretches and postures inspired by yoga with the intention of applying centralized pressure to joints and muscles, relieving stress and pain, increasing energy, mobility in the joints, and circulation.
Pilates is an exercise system developed by Joseph Pilates to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and improve overall health. Exercises are performed on a mat and on specially designed equipment. The Pilates system includes exercises for every part of the body and applications for every kind of activity. Created in the early part of the 20th century, Pilates was so far ahead of it’s time that it did not begin to achieve popular recognition until the first few years of the 21st century.
Pilates focuses on engaging the mind with the body to create exercises that involve the whole body. Every exercise is performed with attention to the breath, proper form and efficient movement patterns. Pilates strengthens the core, improves balance, increases coordination and decreases stress. The exercises are relatively safe, low impact and appropriate for anyone from 10 to 100. Pilates focuses on learning to move better so the benefits are felt in everyday life.
Pilates is used in fitness centers, private studios, rehabilitation clinics and hospitals to improve the health and well being of clients from the recently injured to the super fit. As more and more people participate, Pilates continues to grow and evolve to meet the needs of anyone wanting to improve their ability to move with strength, ease and grace.
Facial Massage uses mild facial cleaner and warm towels to provide the client with a relaxing experience. If your skin is puffy, dry, or in need of some love, this service is for you! Our Facial Massage will leave your skin feeling vibrant and soft. A Facial Massage can help firm up your skin, leaving your skin looking fresher youngers. Treat yourself to a Facial Massage that, in addition to the physical benefits, will leave you feeling relaxed; pamper yourself, you deserve it.
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We focus on bio-individuality- we are all unique in lifestyle, emotional, and physical needs. We do not believe that we should approach anyone with a one-size-fits-all mentality. Instead we work with our clients to help them support their bodies to become the healthiest, happiest, version of his/herself. We approach each individual as unique in lifestyle, emotional, and physical health. We are here to support you with a personalized process to become the healthiest, happiest, best version of yourself that you choose to be.